Purchasing Manager's Desk Book of Purchasing Law / Edition 2

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Fully updated to reflect the newest laws, this highly regarded compendium gathers the most current and practical procedures, methods, and strategies to help purchasing professionals excel at their jobs, while avoiding legal pitfalls and disputes with vendors. Here are all the latest laws in a single source to resolve tough problems. Index. 700 pp. Pub: 11/97.
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In this second update since the 1987 edition, "the authors want this book to be a friend and a source of comfort to you as a purchasing officer when you are faced with legal involvements in your daily routine." To this end, they provide insights into increasingly complex business law and ethics, new developments in the "battle of the forms" and the International Sale of Goods, and liabilities emanating from computers and environmental regulations. They also cover: legal aspects of the agency-employer relationship, negotiating with a supplier, contract terms, and electronic data interchange. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136901570
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 10/14/1993
  • Edition description: 2nd ed.
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 666
  • Product dimensions: 7.32 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Table of Contents

A Introduction 1
I Complexities of Society end Law 3
II The Role of Your Legal Counsel 23
B Legal Aspects of the Purchasing-Employer Relationship 33
III Creation of the Agency Relationship with the Employer 35
IV Authority of the Purchasing Officer 43
V Duties of an Agent 69
VI Duties and Liabilities of the Principal 83
VII Personal Liabilities of the Agent 89
VIII Liabilities of a Purchasing Manager Regarding the Staff 119
IX Antitrust Liabilities of Purchasing Officers 129
X Purchasing Ethics and the Law 153
C Negotiating with a Supplier 181
XI The Legal Arena for the Purchasing Routine: The Uniform Commercial Code 183
XII Essentials of a Purchase Contract 193
XIII Offers in Procurement 201
XIV Firm Offers, Bid Bonds, and Options 221
XV Acceptance of an Offer 243
XVI The Battle of the Forms: Orders and Acknowledgments 267
XVII Oral Contracts 291
D Terms of the Contract 305
XVIII Quantity 307
XIX Quality and Warranties 321
XX Price and Credit Terms 349
XXI Delivery Terms and Risk of Loss 359
XXII Letters of Credit 377
E Performance of the Contract 393
XXIII Delivery, Acceptance, and Payment 395
XXIV Buyer's Remedies and Limitations on Remedies 417
XXV Buyer's Special Remedies 429
F Leases 449
XXVI Article 2A of the Uniform Commercial Code - Leases 451
XXVII Special Problems 461
G Computers and Electronic Data 465
XXVIII Computer Purchases and Controversies 467
XXIX Electronic Data Interchange 497
H Changing Theories of Agreement 509
XXX Past, Present, and Future Contract Law 511
I Special Purchasing Situations 523
XXXI Purchasing from Foreign Vendors 525
XXXII The Convention on the International Sale of Goods 539
XXXIII Cultural-Legal Problems in Foreign Purchasing 609
XXXIV Purchasing for Government Agencies 625
Index 631
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